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Sound of... is a yearly BBC poll of music critics and industry figures. The people polled say who they think is the most promising new music talent. It was first done by the BBC News website in 2003. It is now widely covered by the corporation's online, radio and TV outlets, as well as other media. A longlist of 15 artists is published each December. A ranked shortlist and the yearly winner is announced the following January.

Winners

Poll Year Winner Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth
Sound of
2003
50 Cent Electric Six Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Thrills Dizzee Rascal Interpol Audio Bullys Mario The Datsuns Sean Paul
Sound of
2004
Keane Franz Ferdinand Wiley Razorlight Joss Stone McFly Scissor Sisters The Ordinary Boys Tali Gemma Fox
Sound of
2005
The
Bravery
Bloc Party Kano The Game Kaiser Chiefs KT Tunstall The Dead 60s The Dears Tom Vek The Magic Numbers
Sound of
2006
Corinne
Bailey
Rae
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah The Feeling Plan B Guillemots Sway Chris Brown Marcos Hernandez Kubb The Automatic
Sound of
2007
Mika The Twang Klaxons Sadie Ama Enter Shikari Air Traffic Cold War Kids Just Jack Ghosts The Rumble Strips
Sound of
2008
Adele Duffy The Ting Tings Glasvegas Foals Vampire Weekend Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong Black Kids MGMT Santigold
Sound of
2009
Little Boots White Lies Florence and the Machine Empire of the Sun La Roux Lady Gaga VV Brown Kid Cudi Passion Pit Dan Black
Sound of
2010
Ellie
Goulding
Marina and the Diamonds Delphic Hurts The Drums Two Door Cinema Club Not announced
Sound of
2011
Jessie J James Blake The Vaccines Jamie Woon Clare Maguire Not announced
Sound of
2012
Michael Kiwanuka Frank Ocean Azealia Banks Skrillex Niki & The Dove Not announced
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